Chemical peel in West Vancouver | Everything you need to know
What is a Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a medical grade treatment administered by skincare professionals. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Gwyneth Paltrow highly endorse chemical exfoliation treatments as a remarkable anti-aging asset in their skincare regimen. These treatments involve the application of a chemical solution to effectively remove superficial dead skin cells, resulting in rejuvenated and revitalized skin.
How do Chemical Peels Work?
As the chemical solution is applied to the skin it causes gentle exfoliation sloughing off the dead skin cells, this speeds up the skin’s cellular turnover signaling our body to make new skin cells. This promotes collagen production, improves skin texture and tone, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, and can help fade pigmentation irregularities revealing brighter healthier skin underneath. The specific chemical solution is determined by your provider based on your skin concern.
What are the benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels can address a variety of concerns such as reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production and stimulating cellular turnover. The exfoliation process helps fade pigmentation irregularities such as dark spots, age spots, sun damage, melasma, and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from acne. Chemical peels are beneficial for treating acne, enhancing skin texture, and minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores. The exfoliation process works to decongest pores and prevent future breakouts resulting in softer skin with a more refined texture. The exfoliation of the dead skin cells allows for better penetration of skincare products to maximize their benefits.
Am I a good Candidate for Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels are indicated for anyone with concerns of aging skin, acne, dullness,melasma, age spots, sun spots, PIH, dryness, uneven skin texture and skin tone, acne scars, enlarged pores, inflammatory conditions, and congested skin. In general, caution should be taken on higher Fitzpatrick skin types to avoid triggering a hyperpigmentation response. Those with extremely sensitive skin or are experiencing eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis chemical peels are generally not recommended.
BEFORE AND AFTER
What to expect during a Chemical Peel Treatment?
A chemical solution is applied to the skin which may produce a slight tingling sensation. This sensation will subside after the peel neutralizer is massaged into the skin. A fan is held over the skin for patient comfort. A calming or brightening mask will be applied post peel application to soothe the skin.
What to expect after a Chemical Peel Treatment?
Post chemical peel, the skin may initially appear red but should feel calm and refreshed. It is advised to avoid hot showers, steam rooms, and sweating for 24 hours. Makeup can be worn directly after treatment but it is advised to avoid it for 24 hours to ensure cleanliness of your skin. 1 week post treatment all active skincare ingredients, retinols, and exfoliation should be avoided to prevent irritation and over exfoliation. SPF is to be applied daily to protect the skin.
How often can Chemical Peels be done?
Chemical peels can be done once a month. We recommended 3-6 treatments to begin with and maintenance going onwards based on your skin’s needs.
How much does Chemical Peels cost?
$195 per treatment